Following Reverend Raphael Warnock’s projected victory over Sen. Kelly Loeffler in the runoff election, Democrats and leftists instantaneously called for radical legislative action, according to the Daily Wire.
Democrats have not officially gained complete control of the Senate because of the other race between Jon Ossoff and David Perdue.
The Wall Street Journal Editorial Board warned that if Republicans lost control of the Senate it would effectively end the prospect of any meaningful oversight over Biden, including the scandal involving his son, who is under federal criminal investigation over his taxes and foreign business dealings. Having lost control of the Senate Committees, Republicans would also lose the ability to stop any of Biden’s nominees.
The Journal added:
Some of our friends think Democrats couldn’t blow up the 60-vote legislative filibuster rule with a mere 50 votes. Their confidence hangs on West Virginia’s Joe Manchin, who says he supports the filibuster. But imagine the political and media pressure on Mr. Manchin if Republicans use the filibuster to block Joe Biden’s agenda. He’s always been a loyal party man when it really matters.
If the filibuster stays, Mr. Biden will need to compromise to get GOP votes for an infrastructure bill, new ObamaCare subsidies or repealing Section 230 on tech liability. A public option on health care is probably out of reach, as would be much of his climate agenda.
But if the filibuster goes, so do bipartisan restraints. Statehood for the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico become possible, with four new Senate seats to cement a Democratic majority. Mr. Biden’s aggressive union agenda has a chance, including overtime pay mandates and easier organizing of franchise chains. So do nationwide mandates for ballot harvesting and mail-in voting, a ban on arbitration in business contracts, price controls on drugs, huge subsidies for green energy and perhaps a carbon tax. We could go on.
Democrats and left-wing activists immediately called for eliminating the filibuster, packing the courts, and adding new states in areas that will all but assure that Democrats end up with a total of anywhere from two to four new U.S. Senators.
Brian Fallon wrote on Twitter, “Make DC a state. Restore the Voting Rights Act. Eliminate the filibuster. Reform the courts. Revive democracy.”
Make DC a state. Restore the Voting Rights Act. Eliminate the filibuster. Reform the courts. Revive democracy.
— Brian Fallon (@brianefallon) January 6, 2021
At least Democrats are being honest now about what they’re going to do. pic.twitter.com/5sr8q6sArW
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) January 6, 2021
If Democrats win both Senate seats in GA, it’s going to be hard to explain why they should promptly re-empower McConnell by seeking small-ball deals with him instead of getting rid of the filibuster and passing Biden’s big, bold agenda. Biden has a mandate. Time to use it.
— Adam Jentleson 🎈 (@AJentleson) January 6, 2021
Democrats will have complete control of the federal government for two full years.
They can pack the court.
They can end the wars.
They can cut the (monthly) checks.
They can guarantee healthcare.
They can forgive student and medical debt.
If they don’t, you know who to blame.
— Walker Bragman (@WalkerBragman) January 6, 2021
VICTORY in Georgia must lead to transformative change across America!
Recurring survival checks, union jobs that pay a living wage, guaranteed health care, racial justice, voting rights, immigration reform, climate action, repro justice, education, and MUCH more.
It can’t wait!
— Rep. Pramila Jayapal (@RepJayapal) January 6, 2021
Trump has led his party over the precipice. First thing Democrats should do is eliminate the filibuster and get some real work done. Second thing they should do is grant statehood to Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia.
— Julie Roginsky (@julieroginsky) January 6, 2021